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June 14th, 2011

Local residents encouraged to practice fire safety

June 14, 2011

Local residents are encouraged to practice fire safety and abide by policies that have been set in place to do just that.
Last week, Hutchinson County Judge Faye Blanks issued a Declaration of Disaster that prohibits the sale or use of fireworks. This disaster declaration was signed and approved by Texas Governor Perry Friday, and will be in effect until 7 a.m. July 5, 2011.

Celebrating flag day

June 14, 2011

Jared Brown of Boy Scout Troop 507 puts out a flag on Main Street in celebration of Flag Day.

June 13th

BISD board approves action on personnel

June 13, 2011

The Borger ISD board of trustees acted on personnel matters during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Probationary 10 month contracts were approved for Kristina Brittain and Tia Speed. Brittain, who has been working as a part-time science teacher at Gateway Elementary, will now be teaching full-time there. Speed will be coming to Borger ISD as a teacher at Borger Intermediate School.
The board also approved action on a term contract of 10 months for Donna Hertel. Hertel, who has been a math teacher at Borger High School, will be moving to Borger Middle School to teach the same subject.

Local officers go bald for one of their own

June 13, 2011

Deputies from the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Department of Public Safety and the Borger Police Department went bald for one of their own on Saturday. These officers shaved their heads on Saturday on behalf of Ruth Frederick, an office secretary for the HCSO.
Frederick, who has worked for the office for more than 20 years, was diagnosed with breast cancer and begins her chemotherapy this week.
The event took place this past Saturday at W&S Day Spa. Chief Deputy James Qualls stated that the officers wanted Frederick to know they were in her corner.

Stinnett school board, city council to meet tonight

June 13, 2011

Two government entities will be meeting in Stinnett this evening.
The PSPCISD board of trustees will meet tonight in the board conference room at 7 p.m. The board will take a tour of summer projects at West Texas Elementary, and then will go over Policy Update 90 affecting local policies. They will consider or approve a policy statement for free reduced priced meals, and the employment of the West Texas Elementary Principal, along with student extra curricular insurance. The board then will review all old agenda items.

June 11th

United Way seeking projects for Day of Caring

June 11, 2011

The Hutchinson County United Way is making plans for its upcoming Day of Caring, and is currently seeking ways in which it can help out the community.
This year’s event is set for Sept. 17, 2011. According to Teri Hogue of the HCUW, the event truly has a “neighbor helping neighbor” focus.
“The Day of Caring is a day when volunteers choose to give their time and services to work on a one-time service project in an effort to impact our community’s needs with tasks that they are unable to perform themselves,” she said.

Community comes out to support Relay For Life

June 11, 2011

On Friday night cancer survivors, family members, local organizations and businesses along with community supporters throughout Hutchinson County came out to Huber Park to take part in the 2011 American Cancer Society “Relay For Life”.
Pictured are sister survivors Lillie Parker and Inez Williams.

June 10th

Disaster declaration prohibit sale, use of fireworks

June 10, 2011

No fireworks can be bought or sold in Hutchinson County this year.
Hutchinson County Judge Faye Blanks issued a Declaration of Disaster that will prohibit the sale or use of fireworks. This disaster declaration was signed and approved by Texas Governor Perry Friday, and will be in effect until 7 a.m. July 5, 2011.
Since the beginning of the year, the Hutchinson County has seen less than ¾ inch of rainfall, and local fire departments have put out over 130 fires as of this point in 2011.

Garrett sees cancer battle as “adversity versus blessing”

June 10, 2011

Quick with a warm smile and a big hug, Linda Garrett of Fritch is always in motion. She is a people person, a self-professed ‘hugger’ and is a woman of God to her core, and is very active in her church. She is a person who has the ability to see the positive and finds a blessing in every situation that she encounters.
And she is a cancer survivor. This marks the third battle she has waged against the disease and she is just as determined to survive this time as she was the first two times she was diagnosed. And she is also a devoted Relay For Life participant.

Farmer’s Market to open in July

June 10, 2011

There is a farmer’s market coming to town next month that will be open to all buyers and sellers.
It will begin July 1 and be set up every Friday through the summer from 7 a.m. till noon or a little before if farmers sell out.
The Hutchinson County Farmer’s Market is hoping to grow in its second year to provide consumers with an option to buy their vegetables fresh, according to Sandra Duke, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent.
“We have plenty of space for vendors, so we encourage individuals with large gardens or farmers to join the Farmer’s Market this year,” she said.

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